Sunday, May 10, 2009

A MOTHER'S LOVE

by unknown Author

A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening
while she was fixing supper, and handed her a piece of paper that he
had been writing on. After his Mom dried her hands on an apron, she
read it, and this is what it said:

For cutting the grass: $5.00
For cleaning up my room this week: $1.00
For going to the store for you: $.50
Baby-sitting my kid brother while you went shopping: $.25
Taking out the garbage: $1.00
For getting a good report card: $5.00
For cleaning up and raking the yard: $2.00
Total owed: $14.75

Well, his mother looked at him standing there, and the boy could
see the memories flashing through her mind. She picked up the pen,
turned over the paper he'd written on, and this is what she wrote:

For the nine months I carried you while you were growing inside me:
No Charge

For all the nights that I've sat up with you, doctored and prayed for you:
No Charge

For all the trying times, and all the tears that you've caused through the years:
No Charge

For all the nights that were filled with dread, and for the worries I knew were ahead:
No Charge

For the toys, food, clothes, and even wiping your nose:
No Charge

Son, when you add it up, the cost of my love is:
No Charge.

When the boy finished reading what his mother had written, there
were big tears in his eyes, and he looked straight at his mother and
said, "Mom, I sure do love you." And then he took the pen and in great
big letters he wrote: "PAID IN FULL".


Lessons:

* You will never know how much your parents worth till you become a parent
*Be a giver not an asker, especially with your parents. there is a lot to give, besides money.

* Advice: IF your mom is alive and close to you, give her a big
kiss and ask her for forgiveness. If she is far away, call her. if she
passed away, pray for her.

**Happy Mom's Day to all! Be proud..we have the best job in the world
(not to mention- toughest!)...tiring..but very rewarding...i wouldn't
trade my being a mom for anything...

2 comments:

ShoppingKharma said...

What an inspirational spirit you have and this is great story. I wish you all the best!

rayanneschristianlife said...

wow! i was close to tears...